Island Mist wine kits are the perfect crowd pleasers. With so many fruit varieties available there is always one that is "in season"! These kits make 6 gallons (30 bottles) of wine and are ready to drink in 4 weeks.
Island mist kits have an average ABV of 6.5% and we often have customers ask how they can add little more alcohol and body to the wine. We have found the best way to boost your wine kit is with 2 pounds of corn sugar and 1 liter of grape concentrate. Adding only corn sugar will increase the alcohol, however may leave a "hot" taste in the wine. Corn sugar combined with grape concentrate increases alcohol while still maintaining the wine's body and flavor.
How to: This method will increase the ABV of an Island Mist wine kit to approx 11%. Add and mix in both 2 pounds corn sugar and 1 liter of grape concentrate during Step 1 after adding the main juice pack and before topping up to the 6 gallon mark with water.